Posts Tagged ‘VICKSBURG’

Prosecutors’ wish list seeks to broaden death penalty

VICKSBURG — Mississippi prosecutors are asking the Legislature to broaden the death penalty to include mass shootings and terrorist acts. “We’re trying to make the killing of two or more persons in a single instance capital murder so that the death penalty may be used,” District Attorney Ricky Smith of Vicksburg told The Vicksburg Post. The Mississippi […] [...]

Brothers retire after long careers with Corps

VICKSBURG — Brothers Bobby and Billy Stokes have a combined total of 80 years of service with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg. Now, the two Vicksburg natives are retiring. WLBT-TV reports that the Stokes brothers are retiring from the River Operations Branch of the Corps’ Vicksburg district. Bobby Stokes first worked with […] [...]

Division over Warren-Vicksburg consolidation idea

VICKSBURG — Officials in Vicksburg and Warren County are divided over whether the city and county governments should be consolidated. The Vicksburg Post reports that 74 percent of people attending a planning forum in October said they would support a unified county-city government. But some officials, including Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. say they are […] [...]

Jon-Paul Croom made CEO

Jon-Paul Croom is the new chief executive officer at Crossgates River Oaks Hospital. The Vicksburg native comes to Crossgates River Oaks with over 10 years of executive experience in the healthcare industry. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer for Central Mississippi Medical Center (CMMC), in Jackson. Prior to joining CMMC, Croom held management […] [...]

Cochran’s Vicksburg park bill before Senate

by Published: December 8,2014

Tags: Business, Civil War, Mississippi, NEWS, Thad Cochran, VICKSBURG

JACKSON — Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran is expecting a vote in the Senate as early as this week on legislation to allow the Vicksburg National Military Park to add 10,000 acres to protect historic Civil War battlefield sites in Claiborne and Hinds counties. Cochran and Sen. Roger Wicker, both R-Miss., co-sponsored the bill. It passed […] [...]

Magnolia Marine christens new vessel

VICKSBURG — Magnolia Marine Transport Co. has added a new towboat to its fleet. The M/V Emily Davis was christened Tuesday in Vicksburg. It is the 21st boat in the company’s fleet. Magnolia Marine president Stan Humphreys tells The Vicksburg Post the vessel is named for the great-granddaughter of Les Lampton of parent company Ergon. […] [...]

Ergon to restart the ethanol facility in Vicksburg

by Published: November 10,2014

Tags: Business, energy, Ergon, Mississippi, VICKSBURG

Ergon BioFuels LLC, a subsidiary of Flowood-based Ergon, Inc., announced Monday plans to restart the ethanol facility in Vicksburg in May. With nearly 60 million gallons of annual production capacity, Ergon BioFuels is one of the largest ethanol producers in the Southeast. The facility will purchase feedstock from local suppliers, providing substantial new market opportunities for […] [...]

Patricia Sullivan named associate director for U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

by Published: August 20,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, VICKSBURG

Dr. Jeffery P. Holland, director of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, has appointed Patricia M. Sullivan to replace Alice Duke as ERDC associate director. Duke retired at the end of April, capping off a career that spanned 31 years of service. Sullivan began her career with the ERDC in […] [...]

Communities awarded national Main Street accreditation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Main Street Association has designated cities as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. The cities are Aberdeen, Corinth, Pascagoula, Amory, Greenville, Philadelphia, Baldwyn, Greenwood, Picayune, Batesville, Gulfport, Pontotoc, Belhaven, Hattiesburg, Ripley, Biloxi, Hernando, Senatobia, Booneville, Indianola, […] [...]

Rosati, Goerger make news for U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

by Published: May 1,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers, VICKSBURG

Dr. Julie Dean Rosati, Coastal Inlets Research Program (CIRP) manager for the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, was recently presented the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) Presidential Award for her work on behalf of America’s coasts. The nomination cites Rosati as “an exceptional […] [...]

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